PUNE: Responding positively to the initiative of ‘Saath Chal’ started by Sakal and Finolex Cables, Puneites gave an emotional adieu to warkaris amidst rains. The initiative, which will spread the message of taking care and looking after the ageing parents in the young generation, saw an overwhelming response from the residents.
Students and youngsters took an oath to look after their parents throughout their life at Mahatma Gandhi bus stand at Pul Gate. The area, which witnesses heavy traffic, got charged with chants of ‘mauli’, mauli’, by warkaris on their way to Pandharpur. The aroma of rose and ‘ittar’, made the atmosphere refreshing.
School and college students, doctors, lawyers, authors, labourers, various NGOs, associations, Ganesh mandal workers, members of Rotary and Lions Club took the oath to look after their ageing parents diligently.
Students who attended the event held at Mahatma Gandhi bus stand, sang ‘abhangs’. The devotees from Sikh community presented Sant Namdev’s verses and members of laughter club joined the celebrations.
Deputy Mayor Dr Siddharth Dhende administered the oath to those present to look after their parents.
Co-sponsor Rajvardhan Group of companies’ Director Vivek Bidgar and his father Sitaram were present on the occasion. Following this programme, the dindi went to Shivarkar School at Bhairoba Nala. Leader of house in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Shreenath Bhimale and former Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Mohan Joshi administered the oath to the citizens present at the event.